I got there in time for lunch and then spent the afternoon sketching The Paragon which started life as seven pairs of houses linked by colonnaded sections built as part of the Cator Estate. They've now been split into flats. My friend Jean and her husband live in the one on the left
|Western end of The Paragon at Blackheath|
pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchboook
Then the clouds came over and it went back to being grey!
I finished the drawing while sat in the cold but added the colour when I got home. I also need to add more grass cutting lines!
More sketches - from lunch and tea - to follow.
These are the people who came to Blackheath on Saturday - I'm taking the photo.
|London Urban Sketchers at Blackheath - the end of the day lay down of sketches and group photo|
From the station to the Princess of Wales pub (where we had lunch) in Montpelier Row in Blackheath is 1.4 miles and is uphill for half the distance. It's supposed to take 28 minutes and burn 114 calories - which (according to my invaluable Citymapper app) apparently equate to 0.6 packets of crisps or O.6 pints of beer. Just so you know....
|The walk from Greenwich Cutty Sark Station to Blackheath.|
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